My husband is a teacher at a local high school. So come the end of May he’s home for a solid two months and then some. While I love all the extra family together time, it also throws us all for a loop. The routine I have set up for the other 10 months of […]
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My little man hit the 18-month milestone this past May, and in the blink of an eye, we were entering uncharted territory. It didn’t take me long to realize that this age was like the preteen years of childhood – not a baby anymore but not quite a toddler. He was developing his own little […]
You know how you have that one chore that you hate more than anything else? You know what I mean. The one task that, whenever you consider beginning it, you instead find yourself “procrasti-cleaning” anything and everything else in sight just to avoid that one most hated task. For me, that task is laundry. In […]
Bathing Suit Shopping is one of the most terrifying phrases in the English language. I wasn’t always so melodramatic. Before I was a mom, bathing suit shopping was never fun, per se, but it was tolerable. I’ve never been one of those easy-breezy girls who could confidently strut their stuff in a bikini. (Teach me your […]
I woke up in the middle of the night to see an email from my good friend, Helena, and felt my heart skip a beat in my chest as I read the words. “He has decided that he would like to divorce me.” After more than a decade of marriage, creating beautiful children, not to […]
It’s the dreaded “s” word moms don’t want their child to say. No, it’s not a profanity. It’s the word, “snack”. Kids will ask for it at all hours of the day, but particularly in the evening, right before bed (at least in my house). My personal favorite is after taking as minimal bites as […]
The other day I was having a conversation with a friend: she’s engaged, dreaming of having babies, and trying to decide the next move to make in her career. As the conversation continued, she told me that she had thought of being a stay-at-home mom, but she didn’t want to waste her degree. My initial […]
It was 10:30am, he was supposed to be there by 9:00am to pick me up and go to the party. I called, I texted, I even sent messages to his friends. Nothing. My initial reaction was to be worried that something had happened. Was there a family emergency? Did he get in a car accident? […]
I see you. You cannot hide. I see you so clearly because we both have so much in common. We are independent women. We are stoic. We are strong friends. Dearest strong friend, it’s ok to hurt. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to cave. We are not perfectly balanced like we try to portray. […]
There is so much chatter around the topic of families who co-sleep. You can very easily find both negative and positive commentary. For me, back when my oldest was a baby, I was concerned about it. We rarely slept with our newborn unless it was a complete accident. I would wake up feeling guilty and […]
We lost my dad to a massive heart attack when I was 22. It was July, 2011. One minute he was here, it was 4th of July weekend, we were in KY at my Grandpa’s for our traditional celebration filled with music, corn-hole, drinks, swimming, fireworks, etc. The next, he was just gone. No warning, […]
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of your friends’ posts that show the month by month growth of their babies. I have seen so many cute blankets and stickers made just for this too. I’m all for documenting a baby’s growth using the same background or toy, etc. It makes it so easy […]